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Final Document Service

The Arrangements are Over… Now What?

Most individuals are not aware that when a family member dies survivors and executors are then faced with a myriad of administrative tasks to complete. Unfortunately, this process is challenging and much more serious than you think.

In today’s world, extra measures need to be taken to prevent the deceased from being a victim of identity theft. It’s critical that the administrative responsibilities are done right.

Fortunately Trinity Funeral Home will make this process as safe-guarded and easy as it should be. Our Final Document Service saves survivors and executors hundreds of hours and likely thousands of dollars by completing the required tasks efficiently, securely and economically.

Categories covered by Final Document Service…

  • Service Canada
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • CRA
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • CPP Death Benefit
  • CPP Survivors Benefit Funds
  • GST
  • OAS
  • GIS
  • EI
  • Canada Post
  • Alberta Health Care
  • Alberta Blue Cross Standard
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Passport
  • Nexus
  • Utility Cancellations and Transfers
  • Credit Cards
  • Charge Cards
  • Membership Cards
  • Transfer Rewards Points
  • Telephone
  • Cellular Phones
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite
  • Status Card
  • Statutory Declaration of Marriage
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law
  • Canada Post
  • Domestic and Foreign Property Notification
  • Military
  • Pensions
  • Registered Investments Notification
  • Permanent Residence
  • Firearms
  • U.S. Social Security
  • Unlimited Direct Notifications
  • And more…

FAQs

Is this service like probate?

No. Probate is a legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic.

Could I pay my lawyer to do all this for me?

Yes. However, law firms do not have this automation. Average fees in Alberta for an Estate Law Firm to process everything ranges from $460 and $585 per hour @ 4-6 hours.

Do I need to be an Executor to complete the Final Document Service?

No. The Final Document Service appointment is conducted with the informant, spouse, executor, person in charge etc.

What do I receive from the Estate Analyst/Counsellor for my records?

The Final Document Service system issues a Report of Processing (Please link this to the attached “Report of Documents Submitted” outlining everything processed and transmitted at the FDS appointment.

Don't all funeral homes offer an Aftercare service like this?

No. Unfortunately Aftercare is a very basic service; such DIY services that require the family or an executor to complete all the work themselves. Due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge; errors are common and costly mistakes are made.

Do the agencies contact the family regarding notifications?

Agencies receiving notifications through through the Executor’s Choice System (FDS) abide by their own corporate policies and protocols for corresponding with the family.

The deceased didn't have much, do I need this service?

An Informant’s responsibilities remain the same. It is also their fiduciary obligation to ensure they’ve taken the right measures to protect the estate and the beneficiaries.

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